Estimating the occurrence of wind-driven coastal upwelling associated with "aoshio" on the northeast shore of Tokyo bay, Japan: an analytical model.

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Zhu Z, Yu J. Estimating the occurrence of wind-driven coastal upwelling associated with "aoshio" on the northeast shore of Tokyo bay, Japan: an analytical model. ScientificWorldJournal. 2014;2014769823.
"Aoshio" in Tokyo Bay is a hydroenvironmental phenomenon in which seawater appears milky blue due to reflection of sunshine off surface water which contains lots of sulfur particles. Its appearance is due to coastal upwelling of bottom oxygen-depleted water, which causes many deaths of shellfish and other aquatic animals around the bay. In this study, we derived some analytical solutions in the context of a two-layered fluid and used them to make a simple analytical model to estimate the occurrence of "Aoshio" phenomenon on the northeast shore of Tokyo Bay. Comparison with observation data suggested that this model was valid to a certain degree.